Hero Cat: Attack Dog Euthanized After Mauling Boy, 4

Sun, May 25, 2014 1:06pm EDT by 49 Comments

The dog that was videotaped attacking four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo but was chased away by Tara the hero cat, has been euthanized 10 days after the incident, May 24.

The half labrador retriever half chow pooch that mauled Jeremy Triantafilo but was chased away by Tara the hero cat, was put to sleep on May 24. Apparently, the dog showed no signs of being rehabilitated and had to be put down, according to animal shelter officials where to dog was housed.

Attack Dog Euthanized After Mauling Boy, 4

The dog remained aggressive and even tried to bite one of its handlers at the Bakersfield shelter where it ended up after the attack, reports TMZ.

The dog was said to also attack staff members at the animal shelter even when they tried to bring it food. Wow, talk about biting the hand that feeds you!



The video of this dog’s vicious attack quickly went viral. The dog is seen stalking Jeremy before pouncing on him and dragging him down by his leg.

Hero Cat Fights Off Violent Dog In Viral Video

Tara jumped into action and flung herself headlong into the dog’s face, forcing it to release Jeremy, and run off.

Animal control was able to snatch the dog up eventually before it was able to hurt anyone else.

As a reward for her bravery Tara was allowed to throw out the opening pitch, on May 20, for Bakersfield’s minor league baseball team the Bakersfield Blaze.

What did you think about the dog being put to sleep HollywoodLifers? Let us know what’s on your minds in the comments below.

– Bryant Perkins

More Hero Cat News:

  1. Tara The Hero Cat & Family To Throw Out First Pitch At Baseball Game
  2. Boy Saved By Cat: Tara Was a Stray Who Followed The Family Home
  3. Boy, 4, Saved By Family Cat During Vicious Dog Attack — Video

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me@me.com

Posted at 12:42 PM on May 26, 2014  

no signs of rehabilitation after 10 DAYS!!! it takes MONTH to rehabilitate a dog like that. The dog wasn’t trained properly in the first place, so of course he had to die right? WRONG. take responsibility for your pets. they are family.

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artiewhitefox

Posted at 9:01 PM on May 26, 2014  

Giving a dog attention when they are relaxed deepens their relaxation. I rub his ears rubbing them against my face. He likes that a lot. That is the best time to do that.

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Steve

Posted at 8:43 PM on May 28, 2014  

“it takes MONTH to rehabilitate a dog like that”
They say the same thing about pedophiles. Then many are released and commit the same horrible crimes.

Why do people insist on having dogs like this in the 1st place ?
Here’s why: It’s a ‘gangsta/thug thing. Just like the huge ‘show’ wheels & thump stereo’s

Americans are growing dumber everyday single day.

BTW: If that were my son, I would have killed that dog on the spot

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MoBetty

Posted at 12:10 PM on May 26, 2014  

I feel bad for the dog, because his owners didn’t socialize him properly, which is what made him aggressive. He was only 8-months old, merely a puppy. I hope those people never get another dog!

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Carl

Posted at 2:51 AM on May 26, 2014  

Most cats are useless, bird killing parasites but that cat is the coolest cat I have ever seen!

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dan

Posted at 10:56 AM on May 30, 2014  

And you Carl are so useful right? you pig, cow, chicken killing parasite.

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Otto

Posted at 11:10 PM on May 25, 2014  

Wow people feeling bad for the dog. What a bunch of blazing idiots. If that occurred to my child in my yard I would of walked outside and shot the dog with my rifle. Save the shelter a trip out. Every person “blaming the mom” or any person defending the dog ONVIOUSLY does not have a kid of their own.

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Algernon

Posted at 2:47 AM on May 26, 2014  

I totally agree! It astounds me that people could ‘side’ with a vicious animal that kills /maims/attacks fellow Human Beings – it goes against nature, truly!

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CRISTINA

Posted at 7:46 PM on May 26, 2014  

YOU ARE SICK AND A DANGER PERSON! YOU MUST BE IN A PRISON!

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Madame du Barry

Posted at 12:52 AM on May 28, 2014  

And you are a nincompoop! BTW, how do you make that conclusion??? Otto made a perfectly sane evaluation of the whole situation.

 
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JimmyJustice

Posted at 7:43 AM on May 29, 2014  

Cristina, that’s just plain silly. If you were a parent and witnessed that animal attacking your child you would obviously reason with it and soothe it into not killing your child in front of you. While you would later mourn the loss of your child and celebrate your new adopted dog, I would have ended that dog’s life with the nearest object I could pick up and smash over it’s head. Nature. Natural. Please try to let reason guide you through life.

 
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Carla

Posted at 9:12 PM on May 25, 2014  

Absolutely not! I think that the boy, his parents and those who killed and wanted to kill this dog should be euthanized!

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JimmyJustice

Posted at 9:52 PM on May 25, 2014  

Let’s say that dog attacked a newborn bear cub instead. Mommy bear shows up and protects her cub, killing the dog. Is this also a parenting issue? This is nature. Should momma bear and cub be killed for their horrible behavior? Tempting that poor innocent but misunderstood dog? I like dogs too. Dog’s aren’t people. Not even close. Be reasonable people.

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Albert Schepis

Posted at 9:50 AM on May 26, 2014  

Here we go. It didn’t take long for a radical, sociopathic extremist to make a terrorist threat to innocent people in the name of defending an indefensible killer dog. Obviously it isn’t the the pit bull breeds that are so special to them, it’s the deed they are addicted to. And it’s the severe degree of the attack, not the mere propensity to bite (as in Chihuahuas) that they are infatuated with. How absolutely transparent and sickening.

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valentinomonroe1

Posted at 8:35 PM on May 25, 2014  

That dog was agressive that kid wasn’t doing crap when that dog came around the corner and did what he did.I hate that people were saying at first it was a pitbull and now of course they know it was not that type of dog.This dog had to be put down how many other people would that dog have crept up behind and bit them for any reason?.Dumb owners that couldn’t even keep a leash or at least contained in it’s own back yard.Many times owners know their dogs are dangerous and don’t even care they let them run loose or don’t even get them proper training .The moment this dog misbehaved was the moment to call the dog whiperer.

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lisa

Posted at 1:46 AM on May 26, 2014  

And you know that how? We only saw the video “THEY” released. And I have 5 kids and 4 grandchildren. I KNOW WHAT KIDS DO!

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Albert Schepis

Posted at 9:59 AM on May 26, 2014  

What? Your delusional, unjustifiable, paranoid conspiratorial, fanciful misinterpretation and misleading comment isn’t worth responding to.

 
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Posted at 5:25 PM on May 25, 2014  

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Marchia Dolbow

Posted at 3:55 PM on May 25, 2014  

Aloha Yes that dog should have been put down!! First he stalked the little boy then viciously attacks the boy !!! Even the people at animal shelter were attacked !!

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artiewhitefox

Posted at 4:44 PM on May 25, 2014  

Wonder what the owner was like?

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Albert Schepis

Posted at 10:03 AM on May 26, 2014  

Dim witted at best, unable to choose, keep and train a dog correctly, and even she got bit trying to control it.

 
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Mister Baja

Posted at 2:21 PM on May 25, 2014  

…………..amen.

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lisa

Posted at 2:09 PM on May 25, 2014  

If he bit the mailman or milkman he’d be alive. Who knows if the kid was teasing him before? Pulling his ears. kicking him away with his leg and thought it was a game. The video shows what the parents want people to see. WHERE WAS MOMMY? It is sad an animal, lost it’s life, because ADULTS didn’t do their job. As far as the shelter??????????They got their free advertisement didn’t they? Plus………wouldn’t you be afraid if someone stuck you in a cage? PLESE! As usual………….BLAME THE DOG, NOT THE HUMAN!

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Nick Lick

Posted at 7:38 AM on May 26, 2014  

I guess you didn’t see the video of the dog sneaking around the car and dragging the little boy! Lisa you seriously need some help! The dog was obviously a violent dog and just like people some dogs have terrible behavior problems.

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Albert Schepis

Posted at 10:14 AM on May 26, 2014  

If you saw all the interviews, read the transcripts, you’d have a clear perception of the whole situation. These were nice folks, a meek, harmless little boy, an irresponsible, ignorant and neglectful dog owner (who the dog bit also), but most importantly a hero cat. You imply you’re an animal lover but apparently not, but are only enthralled by blood-lusting dogs. You haven’t a clue as to what a normal dog is supposed to behave like.

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Debbie

Posted at 1:27 AM on June 1, 2014  

Lisa, some dogs are just not right in the head, no matter what the owners do or do not do. I have had dogs (mostly Dobermans) most of my life and I did have one that had to be put down. It was a border collie and collie mix, it was about 6 months had been raised with love, had good vet care and had 2 little girls that loved him. Than one day he attacked and killed my Dobie puppy. He almost tore the little thing’s head off. After this he was never the same, I tried to help him but he had just gone crazy. My girls refused to go in the back yard with him. One day he was a happy puppy and the next he was crazy. Like people some animals are just not right from the start and no one can help them. We put the people in jail for life and we (as good pet owners) have to put the dog down. This dog was looking for someone to attack, watch the video, you can see when he hears the boy, you can see him look under the SUV, and than run around, go in front of the boy and bite and drag the child off the bike. I love animals, I have 5 dogs that have good manners but I still do not trust them around everybody. I know witch one will do what most of the time, but as must as I love them if anyone of them attacked someone that was doing nothing to me or them I would shoot the dog myself. I believe most human life is more important.

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anonymosme

Posted at 1:58 PM on May 25, 2014  

I blame the mother, where was she? Poor dog.

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Jimmy

Posted at 2:47 PM on May 25, 2014  

Don’t try to blame the mother. How many parents let there children play in the front yard without fearing some dog is going to maul their child? Most of them. From the video footage it looks like the mom was right outside the camera’s view and came running as soon as she could. People should have to live in fear of some animal attacking their children.

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artiewhitefox

Posted at 3:20 PM on May 25, 2014  

The ultimate fear a person should have is losing their soul. Who will they not be like when they lose their soul?

 
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Albert Schepis

Posted at 10:23 AM on May 26, 2014  

The mother was 15 feet away watering the plants. The dog was so predatory and stealth that it was on the boy before anyone, except the cat, knew what happened, and it was over in a flash. As you can see in the video she immediately dropped the hose and ran over to him. There’s nothing poor about the dog; it behaved like a vicious, stealth predator that attacked without warning an unsuspecting child on his own property minding his business. How anyone can sympathize with this dog speaks volumes about their psychopathy, not the facts or reality.

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artiewhitefox

Posted at 1:29 PM on May 25, 2014  

Look at the owner. That dog did not become that way on its own.

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Arlene

Posted at 1:39 PM on May 25, 2014  

Agreed. How about the owners of the dog take responsibility for its aggressiveness? I believe any dog can be rehabilitated. I dont think much effort was placed into doing so. People like to take the easy way out and the quick fix was putting it down. Sad

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artiewhitefox

Posted at 2:10 PM on May 25, 2014  

I whole heartedly agree with you. The crucifixion mentality was used. Police shooting people use it. The disgruntled person being denied sex shoot people thinking death was an answer is like the dog thinking kill is an answer. The dog became that way with a bad owner. People become the way they are by beholding bad humans not knowing a better eternal soul saving way. Police fear for their life thinking kill is the answer too. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. People do not teach what is in scripture. Sword study bible KJV. In that they are the same. Their answer is, kill. Muslims with Islamic law and the military all have the, kill it, that will solve the problem mentality. That is not the way Jesus thinks who was God with blood in him for a short time. The dog could have been given training to not be that way.

 
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JimmyJustice

Posted at 3:31 PM on May 25, 2014  

So every criminal’s parents/guardians should held responsible for their crime, not them? Great idea.The animal was violent. The punishment was just.

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Andrea

Posted at 7:54 PM on May 25, 2014  

This is one case in which the dog did need to be put down. As a lifelong dog lover and behaviorist, this dog likely has poor training and socialization. However, some dogs have brain damage or trauma that cause them to act out and the chance of rehabilitation is poor. The way he stalked and then shook the kids leg is as to kill and harm, not just accidental. Think of it as suffering not being able to live a normal life and the behavior it cannot control. You simply cannot save every one of them. RIP doggie.

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JimmyJustice

Posted at 10:03 PM on May 25, 2014  

Right. Preditors would all starve to death without some demented human teaching them how to kill.

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JimmyJustice

Posted at 10:10 PM on May 25, 2014  

Artie, you’ve got to get a grip on reality. You’ve completely run off the rails.

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artiewhitefox

Posted at 10:16 PM on May 25, 2014  

Bad dogs pop out of the female dogs?

 
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Albert Schepis

Posted at 10:29 AM on May 26, 2014  

Based on her broken english, lack of control and the dog’s behavior (even biting her), she appeared to be a neglectful owner, not a dog trainer or proper guardian of any kind.

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LDS

Posted at 11:47 AM on May 26, 2014  

So her “broken English” is a clue as to her fitness for pet ownership? Your comment might have some merit if not for this non sequiter! While her failure to control her dog is germaine here, her language skills have ZERO to do with the issue, except in the minds of some people who think only English speakers have brains.

 
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LDS

Posted at 11:48 AM on May 26, 2014  

And btw, your failure to capitalize “English” might be seen by some as “broken”… pot, meet kettle…

 
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Tina Meyers

Posted at 1:28 PM on May 25, 2014  

I will tell you who should be put down: “Kimye!”

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a hogg

Posted at 1:22 PM on May 25, 2014  

The Pussy was more viscious than the pup!

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Bad Kitty is back

Posted at 7:21 PM on May 25, 2014  

I agree. Where was the mother at ?? Child neglect is why this child was mauled. But I agree,the dog was possibly raised to be vicious,got out and attacked the boy.
If the mother had been out watching the boy,and the dog could see that the boy was being watched, then i do not think the dog would have attacked.

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JimmyJustice

Posted at 10:01 PM on May 25, 2014  

Bad Kitty, nonsense. No matter how much you love animals, in no dimension or reality will that ever be true. With that line of reasoning, rape victims invite their attackers by being alone. You deserve to have your car stolen every moment you are not in it. You are never responsible for your actions. Everyone else is guilty for not preventing you from doing it. Rediculous.

 
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Albert Schepis

Posted at 10:51 AM on May 26, 2014  

Geeze! Don’t you people gather information before you jump to conclusions? There are a number of interviews and reports detailing everything that happened here, and yet we still have comments like this. The mother was 15 feet away watering the plants, in plain view of the dog who was so focused on his vulnerable prey he ignored her presence. The child was obviously no threat. The woman who owned the dog appeared to be dim-witted, neglectful and had no control of the dog, as it bit her as well. She kept it locked in the garage. I believe the dog was not properly socialized nor interacted with daily except for feeding time, and it’s behavior was relegated to all it knew, genetically inherited traits of it’s breed (part Chow Chow). Upon escaping it’s boring prison, it kicked in, simple as that. This dog was prey-driven, not people driven. People are it’s enemy… that’s not a proper dog.

 
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Albert Schepis

Posted at 10:32 AM on May 26, 2014  

Yours is a gross mischaracterization. The dog was predatory and vicious. The cat was defensive and protective. It’s amazing how people’s inner biases can blind them to what is plainly visible.

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